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white house press secretary for george w. bush ari fleisher. cnn contributor paul begala. joins me as well. you advise the super pac which has run a lot these negative ads. negative campaigning, you're more than okay with it? >> totally, absolutely. the ads to the pac i advise which is priorities usa action. they have featured the most powerful ads. and the ones we have run the most of. the real words of real people that mitt romney laid off. he came and took over these companies. he loaded them up with debt. he in some cases he bankrupted them. paid himself millions. and canceled the health benefits. we sent cameras to places like kansas city. and we filmed these people. they're heartbreaking stories. the "los angeles times," "l.a. times," terrific journalist, called our ad the most effective democratic ad this year. >> -- there's been a slew of positive ads? >> yeah, i don't know how many is in a slew. i thought you nailed ax pretty well on this. my job i think in this pro-obama super pac is simply to define romney. if we run a single positive ad, i'll be disappointed. we might r
last three presidents would be mitt romney, barack obama and george w. bush, three men who personally have very little love for politics, very little love for the sport of it all, very little love or understanding of the grand sweep of history, unlike say a bill clinton or a ronald reagan or an fdr. there just doesn't seem to be the joy in these guys either on the campaign trail or when they're governing. they seem to be -- well, at least the two that are running this time technocrats. >> they're competitive without being cheerful. i any what mark just said is exactly right, that politicians get in trouble when they act as though they're pundits or color commentators. you think about obama -- wandered into the truth but that editorial meeting in washington state in 2008 when he said reagan was transformative but clinton wasn't. >> nevada. >> reno. >> however true that might be, it was the wrong way to say it. >> you can't say it as a presidential candidate. >> the thing that really struck me about looking at romney in london was his lack of agility. it was this incredibly stiff presen
for their work to badge the disease including former president george w. bush and talked about his personal life and said he shouldn't be alive because of his lifestyle in the 1980s, but should be 6 feet under but because all of all of the love. >> that's a big conference. even the most hardcore critics of george w. bush will give him credit for the aids stuff. >> a lot of money in it. >> gabby giffords' recovery is going rather well. a year and a half after the shooting, the former congresswoman has made her first trip outside of the u.s. in the french alps. they rode a cable car up to 12,000 feet seeing spectacular views in france, italy and switzerland. >> i took that caballe car. i got off and collapsed with lack of oxygen. i tell you up to 12,000 feet, man, it's thin air. >> and another day another cooking reality show abc announcing a new project called "time machine chef. where they will cook as if they are in a medieval castle feeder.says they will cook with only the most basic tools, a row at thisary system powered by dogs. smith, cocino and elan h
w. bush, of course, saying that this law now stands. >> ten days and counting since the right leapt on to the justice roberts' hate wagon. >> should conservatives despise john roberts? >> he ndered an activist decision that rewrote the law. >> this is a mess. it's a mess. a court in crisis and reports of a chief justice like a weather vain in a storm. >> like i said, ten days and counting of this. >> let's repeal this and start over again. >> it marks a fresh start on the road to repeal. >> to make sure that this law is, in fact, repealed. >> we will repeal obamacare. >> there's got to be more. >> let's repeal and replace obamacare. >> repealing the president's health care law. >> repeal obamacare. >> repeal obamacare. >> we want to repeal. >> repeal it. >> so obamacare is so bad and repealing it is so urgent that republicans in the house are pushing a vote to repeal the law this week on wednesday. we know lawmakers left d.c. on thursday. maybe a bunch on them weren't watching the tv on friday. >> just minutes ago, we learned unemployment is still bogged down at a dismal 8.2%. >> an
was having a george w. bush flashback with mitt romney, a string of gaffes and bluster and all of this stuff. from the bush administration. >> it is true. when you look at his foreign policy advisers, 17 of the 24 who are listed on his campaign site were bush officials. and a lot of his rhetoric, when he does lay out a position is sort of harking back to the policies that we saw and i think in many cases failed in the bush administration. >> stephanie: the bush years we all remember so warmly. michele, thank you for your time this morning. hope to talk to you again as the campaign rolls along. there she goes, michele flournoy >> he criticized islamic countries for voting in islamic leaders. >> stephanie: how dare they. >> mormon elders? >> stephanie: wow! is there anyone he hasn't pissed off this week? [ applause ] >> comparing the -- the gdp between israel and palestine. palestine is being occupied by israel. >> stephanie: all right. more stinky poor people to him. okay. 58 minutes after the hour. right back
't think it's ever been a secret, though. i mean you look at the george w. bush. >> this reinforces maybe? >> right. i don't think that's in dispute -- i wondhe were not to change topics. the president where he announces he was going to go out fighting for tax cuts, to extends the bush tax cuts for those making under 250,000, how that will play with the broader g.o.p. but mostly how mr. romney will respond to that. >> right. so daniel stone covers the white house for newsweek daily beast, mentioning that as we talked it hasn't yet been announced. it's not officially yet on the president's schedule but it's reported this morning widely that the president will make an announcement in the rose garden sometime today where he will call for congress to extend the nother year for every american making under $250,000 a year. which, of course is the vast majority, the 99%. >> right. >> and those making over $250,000, their taxes would go would go back up. whether he can get it through congress or not, right, i guess, the question is: the political viability of
carter, president reagan, president george h.w. bush, president clinton, president george w. bush. none of these presidents were treated like this, none of them were by either republicans or democrats. somehow this president is considered different. we have seen everyone from chief justice john roberts who was appointed by a republican president to the nonpartisan american bar association urging the senate to vote on qualified judicial nominees. they are able to administer justice for the american public. sadly, republicans insist on being the party of no. but the american people and the overburdened federal courts need qualified justices to administer justice in our federal courts, not the perpetuation of extended numerous vacancies. we extend the number of vacancies even as the population of this country increases. today, vacancies on the federal courts are more than two and a half times as many as they were on this day during the first term of president bush. today there are still 78 vacancies. there have been -- because of the delays caused by republicans, there has actually been an
candidates had done? >> well, you know, george bush, george w. bush. the other candidated optded out of the public finances. personally, i would have stayed in. but that's because i'm a different kind of democrat. the president had a lot of supporters, a lot of money on the table in 2008. in my judgment it was spent very well. he won the race. this time it's a lot different. he will have to continue to raise money. maybe a lot smaller amount than he did before. >> is there a different optically, and people look at this. average folks for romney to go to a fund-raiser -- political fund raiser in the hamptons and he is a billionaire, as we all know. and going for fund-raisers there. what's the difference, if anything? >> i can't see it. reporters are able to get more unfortunate quotes from the people attending. that is for people attending the fund-raiser. here's the other thing to take in mind, and jim's report pointed to it. the obama campaign is in real danger of misunderstanding what happened with the bush campaign in 2004. the lesson they've taken is when you have a so-so economy
american heroes as honorary co-chairman of his veterans coalition. former president george h.w. bush and former candidate bob dole leading the group called veterans and military families for romney. romney says the vets and their families sacrificed so much for our country and if elected president, he will always remember to honor their service and give them the opportunities and care that they deserve. polls show romney with a strong lead over president obama with military voters. >> and he's seen his votes shrink a lot since primary night and there are claims of voter suppression but democrat charlie rangel attacking his opponent for challenging the primary results. >> you can't just call people crooks and saying that they're committing illegal acts. don't knock the system. it's all that we have. >> new york state senator adriano espaillat calling for a recount. he hasn't officially asked for a new election yet but is preserving that option in court. >> all right, alec baldwin's dance with the idea of running for mayor of new york city may not be through. that's according to hi
's right. but george w. bush should have gone in his first term too and he did not. he's making the mistake his predecessor made. it's a valid criticism. the president of either party needs to go to israel, support israel. >> there's pictures when he was there in 2008 as a candidate. but as president, mary, he went to egypt, turkey, a whole bunch of other countries. >> but bush was not anti-israel even though he didn't go his first term. president obama has been very strongly supportive of israel as president and he will be if and when he gets a second term. that's the most important. >> that's not the reflection or the opinion of those who know the most about israel. they do not think he's been strong on israel. and i'd like to remind everybody what's happening in the first term -- >> i will say as someone who studied the u.s.-israeli relationship for a long, long time on a military to military relationship to intelligence is very strong right now between the united states and israel. there may be some personal irritation between netanyahu and president obama, but on a substantiative issue
said they had already decided. >> that also happened in 2004 with george w. bush. the difference between bush and obama is that bush was at 50% or a little above in the polls and president obama is at 47% in the polls. you see those numbers again. 92% say, i'm not going to change my mind. >> 79% definitely decided. gloria borger, thank you. >>> a lot more news developing this hour. roll it. >>> it's known as the most gruelling training program for marines. 86 days, no mercy in the school just opened its doors to women. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> the u.s. spent millions in a hospital in afghanistan. but as i speak, congress is demanding answers about the horrible conditions there. >>> one of the world's biggest banks under fire for bad behavior. the new questions surfaced about what the new york fed knew and when. >>> look at this. cue live in 300 square feet? welcome to gotham. and cheddar bay biscuits then choose one of 7 entrees plus dessert! four perfect courses, just $14.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. ♪ lord, you got no reason ♪ you got
the policies he wants to pursue and the george w. bush policies from 2001 to 2008. it will be interesting to see if there is any daylight there. >> let's play veepstakes here. i don't like you to have you on television for any stretch of time without talking about the potential vp nominee could be. let's delegate talk about kelly ayot ayotte. how serious of a contender is she? >> well, if you're going to put one woman of a female candidate on that person of like five or six names, she's probably that person. she was campaigning with mitt romney last friday when he was in new hampshire. so it is worth note has gone she was by his side. i'm not sure she's necessarily top tier for reducing this to four or five names, but if you include to five, six, seven names, her name is definitely on that list. >> she's only been senator correct me he if i'm wrong two years or around two years? >> actually less than that. so she would actually help him on the female front, allowing perhaps mitt romney to erase that gender gap. but on the same front, she would draw comparisons to sarah palin who was less
during the administrations of george w. bush and ronald reagan. he's now a senior advisor at the center for strategic and international studies. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. john mearsheimer, i'm going to start with you. this did start with the article in foreign affairs magazine. you don't go as far as that author does in arguing that a nuclear-armed iran would be a net positive. but you do agree with him that it would bring stability to the region. why? >> i think there's no question that a nuclear-armed iran would bring stability to the region because nuclear weapons are weapons of peace. they're weapons of deterrence. they have hardly any offensive capability at all. and if iran had a nuclear deterrent, there's no way that the united states or israel, for that matter, would be threatening to attack iran now. in the same way that if saddam had had nuclear weapons in 2003, the united states would not have invaded iraq. anif libya h nuclear weapons in 2011, the united states would not have gone to war against libya. so i think that if you had a middle east where other s
, you say who came up with this. >> i heard yesterday george w. bush said he retroactively resigned before the iraq war started. >> their campaign has given us the etch-a-sketch. talk about message discipline, this is not a campaign. you know another thing that occurs to me campaign that is run so poorly, you begin to wonder whether the guys managerial skills, the only thick he is running on, really exist. >> what is amazing, they have narrowed his whole appeal to bain capital. right? his experiences at bain. not governor of massachusetts. >> that's right. >> not his leadership of the olympics. it's all about bain capital. >> right. >> they sort of, you know built their own nest here. >> the reason they can't talk about his tenure as governor is he actually did something good as far as health care with an individual mandate. in the world of the republican party, that's become anathema. one thing he may have talked about substantively is off the table. >> with an individual mandate and a responsibility penalty if you don't buy it or whatever they
george w. bush will not be attending the republican convention next month. he said he prefers to stay out of politics. what did he call it -- >> getting out of the swamp not crawling back in. but his wife laura stepped into the public eye, in washington, attending a conference on aids. >> reporter: i was surprised to see that neither you or president bush are going to the republican convention. >> that's right. >> reporter: why is that? >> both bushs are not going. george's dad played the age card. he loves to say that. we just felt like we will, be watching from the sidelines. >> reporter: she is not afraid to talk on republican whose want to cut foreign aid. >> it's in our moral interest as a country. the wealthiest country in the world. and we still are the wealthiest country in the world to -- to help other people if we can. >> reporter: as president her husband launched a $15 billion effort to fight aids in africa something that caused elton john this week to tell us bush had done more to fight aids than any other president. >> i didn't like his policies. when i met him i found him c
goods store. meaning what? george w. bush is drinking again. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> why did you do that? >> because it was hot! bath salts making somebody hot and crazy again. >> stephanie: did you see george w. bush did an interview. he has that same vocabulary recall. he said eight years was awesome and i was famous and i was powerful. >> i'm interested in politics. he said that. he actually said i'm interested in politics. really? should have paid more attention to it while you were running the country. >> stephanie: new chapter in his life. one that is awesome. >> i would know about chapters if i ever read books. >> stephanie: he said my time as president is over. did i what i did. striving for a legacy is a complete waste of time. a legacy will emerge with recent times. >> stephanie: the legacy thus far, worst president ever! >> mitt romney meeting with everybody from the bush administration to get tips on how to run things. >> stephanie: dick cheney was huddling with republicans on capitol hill yesterd
victim to safety. the story behind this escape. >> wow. >>> also this half hour, george w. bush opening up in a wide ranging interview. what does the former president mean when he says he crawled out of the swamp and he's not crawling back in. >> and later, iron mike tyson is hitting something new. the great white way. yes. you'll hear from the heavyweight legend getting ready for his broadway debut. stepping into a different kind of ring there. >> i just can't wait to see mike tyson at the tonys. he's going to be a big hit. get lots of awards for his performance. going to be something really, really nice out there. doing nice stuff. >> you do so many good impressions. >> i appreciate that. thank you kindly. we do get to serious news. >>> a big interview last night. george zimmerman says the events that unfolded the night he killed trayvon martin were part of what he says is god's plan. the former neighborhood watchman tells fox news he would not do anything differently that night. >> this is the first time zimmerman has spoken publicly about the shooting. he says he was not following m
it happened under george w. bush. doesn't give the guy credit for wanting -- for opposing him on healthcare. opposes him on trying to give 98% of americans a tax cut. romney, barack obama -- he said nice guy but in over his head. then he accuses obama of running a negative campaign? and then he has the audacity to say hey i'm against everything you stand for but look at me! i'm your friend. >> if you want a president who will make things better in the african-american community you are look at him. >> bill: oh, god. >> romney: take a look. [ laughter ] >> bill: here i am! not to mention he was a bishop of the mormon church and the mormon church wouldn't even accept black members until 1997, right? or to the priesthood until 1997. >> romney: take a look. >> bill: romney was a bishop then. he never opposed that policy, not that we know of, right? and then finally in front of this group he has the audacity to say that he's going to repeal the affordable care act. >> romney: i'm going to eliminate every nonsense
kaniewski was a disaster response adviser to president george w. bush. he handled the recovery after hurricane katrina and says events like this week's storm exposed weaknesses in infrastructure as several power companies are still struggling to bring residents back online. >> sustained power outages are among the top concerns of homeland security officials. i know for a fact this type of scenario keeps them awake at night. >> now, with all these outages, many people are asking the question, why are these power lines aboveground vulnerable to trees? why not put them belowground? >> the simple answer is cost. up to $15 million per mile to make that change totaling billions of dollars in this area alone, a cost passed along to the people who live here. jeff, erica, back to you. >> whit, thanks. >>> there is new fire daenger in the west this morning. a brushfire in palmdale, california north of los angeles erupted overnight and is spreading across a rural area. at this point the fire is moving away from homes. >>> meanwhile in colorado, fires continue to burn throughout that state but t
now by brad blakeman former deputy assistant to president george w bush. and ma gale johnson who is the executive getting young voters out to the polls. what did you think when he said, you're looking at him? >> i thought he's a coac ka could you remembea courageous man. he gave kind of like a stump speech. it kind of fell flat to me. the boos were one thing, talking about obamacare is another. it didn't kind of rise to the occasion. martha: that is such an interesting point. brad, perhaps that's what he did intentionally because he feels like the message for every american is about improving the jobs market, and we can show you some statisticses in a moment but it's been much rofer in the blacrofer in therougher in the black community. >> you can't give one speech to one group and another speech to another group and not be honest with who you are talking about. the president is likely to gain 95, 96% of the afghan vote even though hafrican-american vote even though he doesn't see serve it. if he said he had no time to go to the african-american convention he won't be president r
's the impact is same as george w. bush that two state solution and they have got to stop building the settlement. bush said that day-in and day-out. as you know, bush never went to israel in his first term. right? so i just think i guess maybe we have an obligation as reporters to try to find out what the truth is you know. >> right. no. i hear you. this speech, itself is interesting and it comes a couple of days after obama signed legislation that increases military aid to israel but looking at romney's remarks, he made the point that as american shouldn't just be military intelligence and those who seek to undermine israel maybe out over the base but i have not really heard recently an implicit specific case made as to what those criticisms are. i am not a foreign policy expert by any extent. >> one other thing when romney is in jerusalem, he gives an interview to david muir of abc and david muir said you travel overseas but you still got these political problems back at home. there is a lot of flap about your tax returns and romney repeated he was on
. something like that. >> we all remember you did george w. bush so well. >> oh, thank you. >> do you miss him? >> that was fun -- do i miss him, first of all? >> yes. >> yes. i dream about him a lot. usually in his boxer shorts. no, but i got to go out on such a high with that in terms of doing the broadway show that i got to do. and it is -- it is really fun to play a president, especially in the spotlight of "saturday night live." but i've moved on. you've retired? >> yeah. >> he's retired. so have you. "the campaign" is fantastic. >> thank you. >> it opens nationwide august 9. coming up, lisa and her husband lost over 100 pounds. >>> good morning i'm kristen sze. contra costa county firefighters are looking into the cause of a fire that killed two people in martinez this morning. fire on donegal way started 3:30. the fire forced 60 people from the complex. the red cross is helping. the identities two of the victims have not been released. investigators say they were found in the same unit. >> let's check in on your morning commute. >>> we just got another stall on the bay bridge backed up
however distantly to people as diverse as warren buffet, sarah palin, rush limbaugh and george w. bush, but now the researchers at ancestry.com have discovered startling new evidence, a connection in his mother's family tree. president obama's diverse roots from kenya to kansas are widely known, but now researchers have found a new link. >> president obama is the 11th great grandson of john punch who was the first documented african to be enslaved for life in the american colonies. >> joseph shumway from ancest ancestry.com says his mother is the first descendent of the american slaves through a family called bunch. >> we found that through dna testing by members of the bunch family that their direct ancestors are are subsaharan african origin. we made the connection with the earliest bunch family members and a gentleman by the name of john punch. >> reporter: in 1640, john punch, an african was a servant in virginia who escaped, was caught, and sentenced to remain in bondage to his master for life. as for the difference in the names, punch with a p versus bunch with a b, researchers s
face after eight years of george w. bush, who was not popular. it's mandatory for a presidential candidate to make these kind of tours. the big stop will be israel. we'll see a lot of governor romney in israel probably with bebe netanyahu, very close and prominent jewish fund-raisers who want to peel away the jewish vote from the democratic party. >> one thing we saw in our poll was that both candidates have high negative ratings. obviously the campaign is taking the toll with some voters. do you think the attacks on romney have been successful? do they hurt president obama where voters say he's likable? >> it's a double-edged sword. very senior republicans are very worried about the success of the obama campaign and the president himself defining governor romney. that's the last thing you want to do in american politics. on the other hand it probably has lowered the public estimation of president obama personally. they just don't like negative voting. a lot of this will change once the conventions get under way. we'll have a redefinition beginning in august. >> you reported some
, but at this point in george w. bush's first term even more jobs were lost. accurate or not you will see more and more ad like those because the campaigns both of them are convinced they're working. jonathan carl, abc news, washington. >>> we had this discussion, too, people hate to see the negative ads. get bombarded in the swing states. you see them because they work and are effective here. a tough stat, 63% think the country headed in the wrong direction. the president taking a big hit in the poll, health care, immigration. two issues, the supreme court ruled on. amazingly despite all that, still a dead heat. >> i know. and i think what's significant to me at least you have these campaign ad and some of the allegations are not true. they're false. what about the fact checking. isn't that irresponsible? >> it is. but, people -- that's why it is important for the media and factcheck.org, politico, hold on, do the fact checks. pay attention to those reports more than the ad themselves. that's where you will get -- no matter what side you are on, some of the truth, the real truth really comes
as diverse as warren buffett, sarah palin, rush limbaugh and george w. bush. now, discovering startling new evidence, a connection in his mother's family tree. president obama diverse roots from kenya to kansas are widely known. now researchers found a new link. >> president obama is the 11th great-grandson of john punch, the first documented african to it be enslaved for life in the american colony. >> reporter: from ancestry.com says the president's white smoerp a direct descendant of the first known slave in the american colonies through a family by the name of bunch. >> we found that through dna testing done by members of the bunch family that their direct an sers ancestors from subsaharan africa. a gentleman by the name of john punch. >> reporter: in the 1640, john punch, a african servant in virginia, escaped, caught and sentenced to remain enslaved to his owner for life. punch versus bunch, researchers they that's not unusual. the early record names are as they sounded. ancestry.com genealogists say the slave john punch is the only likely person to be the father of john bunch. it joh
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